Australian private school teacher, Bettina Schmoock, 42, was busted in Adelaide for conducting down low sexual conversations with one of her teen male students. The two never consummated the subject of their intimate texts back and forth, but Schmoock had booked a private cottage in anticipation of some age gap bliss, which is enough to complete the crime of grooming, which pretty much every forward thinking nation has now decided ought be met with some prison time for the adult fishermen and fisher-women.
Texts revealed during the course of her trial revealed a teacher who framed her conversations with the young man purely as a mentor, educator, and kindly female friend.
“Masturbation is a completely normal and healthy part of one’s life.”
“I even thought of telling you to sleep with someone as it helps to get rid of aggro and tension, but then I realised you had probably not slept with anybody.”
“You should not do it with a young, unexperienced girl, because she might need you to make love to her, not have sex.”
“I’m yours in every which way, you can count on me.”
Really some sweet maternal advice from your high school teacher there. Though it turned less sweet once the boy decided to get it on with a female classmate to rid himself of that aggro and tension. Schmoock was not amused.
“I’m so amazing (sic) you threw your virginity away like this, wow.”
“You must have been so very desperate … I just hope you managed to use a condom as no one likes STDs.”
Schmoock apparently recovered from her young beaus decision to blow his virginity on a teenage girl, when she, Schmoock, was older, wiser, and in her own words, “far more desirable”. Hence the cottage got booked for the big occasion. Sadly, the illicit affair was busted in its infancy, and Schmoock was promptly arrested.
This week in court, Schmoock received a two year prison sentence, but it was waived off in lieu of essentially three years probation. Australians, what can you do. The court seemed to indicate that being tossed out of the teaching profession and having super embarrassing texts made public was enough of a punishment for the middle-aged predator. Though Schmoock now faces the possibility of deportation, as she’s a German citizen by credential, and could be sent packing back to the Motherland based on her conviction. Yep, Australian kicking out criminals. What goes around comes around. Schmoock!
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